As your Columbus, Ohio general contractors we know (and hope!) warmer weather is approaching. Warmer air means leaving the windows open to enjoy the fresh air… which means BUGS… unwelcome house guests!

Bugs not only create unsanitary conditions, but they’re also just plain annoying, from the buzz of a fly to the itchy bite of the mosquito. Bees and wasps can cause painful stings, while fleas, mosquitoes and ticks can carry diseases that they transport to pets or humans. None of what you want in your home!

We are going to give you 5 great ways to bug proof your home:

Seal your doors: If you examine your entrance ways carefully, you’ll likely be surprised by the number of unsealed gaps you see, each of which makes an easy entrance path for bugs

Repair cracks: Sealing cracks on your home’s exterior can be one of the best ways to bug-proof your home. If a pencil can slide into a crack or gap, a young mouse can also fit through, as can an endless stream of insects.

Store trash properly: Trash cans in a home can be enticing to cockroaches and other pests, proper storage and handling are critical to keeping them out. Keep food trash in the kitchen and not in wastebaskets throughout the house. The trash should be placed in a can with a lid.

Encourage natural predators: One of the simplest methods for bug-proofing your home is to rely on the insects’ natural predators for help. Small insects are the main source of food for a large number of birds and bats.

Keep foundations clear: Keep moisture away from your foundation, you can make it more difficult for insects to reproduce since they thrive in wet areas. Keep piles of wood, leaves, mulch or grass clippings away from foundations, and place firewood far away from the house to avoid tempting termites.

We hope that these tips will help keep unwelcome guest from entering your home… Now, if you need help remodeling your home so you have a wonderful space to entertain for your INVITED house guests, give us a call!

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